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  • So we have come to this: forget financials, forget materials, forget energy. Our market leaders are retailers and home builders.

  • After the announcement of the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bailout, mortgage rates fell to their lowest level in about five months.  Here are the longer term trends...

  • Financials helped the Dow pull off a nearly 300-point gain Monday but techs limped to the finish line as nagging worries about a global economic slump found their way back into the market.

  • The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • The air started to come out the Fannie-Freddie-inspired rally as the market started to float back to Earth.

  • Stocks rallied, with the Dow up more than 300 points in the first few minutes of trading, as Wall Street cheered the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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    Now that the government is in charge of the GSE's (can I call them Government "Sponsored" Entities or should that change to something else??), analysts are looking for the builders to reap the rewards, long term in sales and short term in the stocks.

  • While Fannie and Freddie are not trading pre-open (prevented by NYSE), the government rescue of Fannie and Freddie is having a very notable effect on financial and homebuilding stocks

  • Foreclosure

    New numbers are out today from the Hope Now Alliance. You may remember last fall, when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced this new effort, bringing together mortgage servicers, counselors and investors to help borrowers in trouble.

  • The Mad Money host puts an expiration date on this misery and offers 10 reasons why he’s sure the end is near.

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    Medal Round - Only One Day to Go: With only one day left in the competition, the USA's S&P 500 finished the day up .25%, the only competing index to gain for the day.  It'll take a big rally in Australia to catch the S&P, but who will take home the silver and bronze?

  • The losses stem mostly from inventory impairments and land write-offs. In English, that means the value of their properties are falling and they’re having to walk away from land that they can’t use because nobody is going to buy the house they would put on it.

  • D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. home builder, posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as it wrote down the value of more holdings in a decimated real estate market.

  • It's the Fed's turn to sway the markets Tuesday, but stock traders will keep their eyes on the volatile oil and commodities markets.

  • Lennar, the second-largest U.S. home builder, reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly net loss as deliveries and new orders tumbled, sending its shares down nearly 5 percent.

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    It's time for the Fast Money market midterm. Our topic is the housing market. Hope you studied because this one could be ugly!

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    How about a silver lining in the housing crisis? According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ “State of the Nation’s Housing 2008,” things are bad now, but social trends will save the day. Here's why...

  • CFO Bill Wheat says they want to sell $400 million worth of land, the bulk of it in Florida, California, Arizona and New Mexico. That would get them to a three year supply.

  • Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as a warning from Goldman Sachs that banks may need to raise another $65 billion rippled through the market, offsetting any positive impact from Goldman's earnings.

  • Stocks gave up early gains Tuesday as investors weighed better-than-expected earnings from Goldman Sachs and a sharp jump in wholesale inflation. Oil climbed more than a dollar, trading between $133 and $134 a barrel.